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Capitalising on faith? An intergenerational study of social and religious capital among Baby Boomers and Millennials in Britain

Intergenerational inequalities in economic security, health and political participation are frequently associated with inequalities in access to social capital. Millennials (those born after 1982) are often regarded as the least civically active generation, suggesting that they have less access to social capital, compared to other generations. Numerous studies have linked the decline of religion with…

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India’s progress in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Asia Melbourne Review, Edition 6 Official data tell us there are currently 27 million persons with disabilities in India.  In 2008, the country was swift to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities—the first comprehensive human rights treaty of the 21st century, aiming to ‘take to a new height the…

Towards More Balanced Territorial Relations—The Role (and Limitations) of Spatial Planning as a Governance Approach

Sustainability 13(9) 5308 Decision-makers, planners and administrators involved in different policy domains at different governance levels face the important challenge of fostering more balanced, sustainable and territorially integrated development. Well-designed, multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor governance arrangements can play a key role in this process through orchestrating the interplay between different spheres, activities, actors and interests. In…

Rural Regionalism in the 21st Century: A Tale of No Cities

Territory, Politics, Governance 2022 Forthcoming Regions remain in flux. Their status as primary sites of governance and government is an ongoing negotiation between multiple endogenous and exogenous actors. The role of regions as drivers of economic activity and containers of socio-political identities and processes has waxed and waned in academic and policy discourse, most recently hybridized in…

Data Cooperatives for Pandemic Times

Image Credit: Artwork by James Seibold, Public Domain. Public Seminar Journal When COVID-19 hit populations worldwide, it became clear how deeply data practices are connected to democracy. One recent report, for instance, found a ‘data divide’ highlighting inequalities in access, knowledge, and awareness of digital health technologies used in the pandemic. The long-researched ‘digital divide’ is…

Book Review: Smart City Citizenship

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 5(1) pp 145-150 Against the backdrop of the current hyperconnected and highly virialised post-COVID-19 societies, we, ‘pandemic citizens’, wherever we are located now, have already become tiny chips inside an algorithmic giant system that nobody really understands. Furthermore, over the last decade, the increasing propagation of sensors and data collections…

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Computing geographical access to services: The design of a client–server solution that incorporates multiple transport modes

Transactions in GIS, 25(4) pp 1849-1867 This study describes the design and implementation of a web‐based infrastructure built on open‐source components to enable the computation of accessibility scores. It can be adapted to any form of service provision that is represented as geo‐located points. The solution aims to extend previous attempts to measure and analyse…

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Exploring the Politicisation and Territorialisation of Adult Social Care in the UK: Electoral Discourse Analysis of State-wide and Meso Elections 1998-2019

Global Social Policy (2021 forthcoming) In the face of a global demographic shift, an aging population and a ‘crisis’ in adult social care (ASC), this study analyses over 3000 pledges on ASC in political parties’ manifesto discourse following the United Kingdom’s move to a multi-level electoral politics in 1998/1999. Although often overlooked, attention to this formative…